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Dominic Raiola Agrees To Restructure His Deal With The Lions

Dominic Raiola has agreed to restructure the final year of his contract and should return to the Detroit Lions in 2013, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports citing a person familiar with the decision. The person did not wish to be identified, because the deal is not yet official. Raiola, entering his 12th […]

Niners Coach Irks the Lions with Comments About Playing Saints

Jim Harbaugh has been known to be outspoken and let’s not forget “handshake-gate” with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Harbaugh has given the underdog Lions some extra incentive against the Saints according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Radio station 97.1 was playing a sound bite from Harbaugh on Wednesday. With his NFC West champion […]

Lions C Raiola, Falcons CB Robinson had to be broken up pregame

Players for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions were involved in a little pregame scrum that needed to broken up by game officials, Mike Freeman of reported. Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reported that Lions center Dominic Raiola and Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson appeared to be in the middle of the action near […]

2010 Season Breakdown: Offensive Line

No position group is as polarizing amongst Lions’ fans as the offensive line over the last decade.  All throughout the 1990’s when the Lions were perennial playoff contenders they had Pro Bowl players like Lomas Brown, Kevin Glover and Jeff Hartings (Hartings never made a Pro Bowl as a member of the Lions.)  The Lions have […]

Lions Fine Raiola $15,000 for Gesture Towards Fans

The Lions have reportedly fined center Dominic Raiola $15,000 for shouting an expletive toward fans following Sunday’s win at Miami, according to the Detroit Free Press. It’s not the first time Raiola has been disciplined by the club for inappropriate conduct toward fans. The Lions fined him $7,500 two years ago for a hand gesture […]

Center Raiola Signs Four-Year Extension

The Lions today inked center Dominic Raiola to a four-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through 2013. The deal includes $20 million in new money, with $9 million guaranteed. The center said Thursday that he never thought about playing out the last year of his deal and moving on. “There’s so much I […]

Raiola Fined $7,500 for Gesture Towards Fans

Guess that the Lions didn’t like the gesture of center Dominic Raiola, as they fined him $7,500 for making the gesture toward fans during Sunday’s game. “We have tremendous respect and appreciation for all of our fans and we believe Dominic’s behavior this past Sunday was not consistent with what we expect from members of […]

Raiola Does Not Regret Obscene Gesture

From: Sports Illustrated Center Dominic Raiola says he has no remorse for making an obscene gesture toward Lions fans because their heckling went too far. Raiola told a reporter he didn’t regret extending his middle finger toward fans Sunday during a 20-16 loss to Minnesota, which dropped the Lions to 0-13. “I don’t take one […]